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Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology


This unit serves as an introduction to a course on Human Anatomy and Physiology.  It gives a brief overview of how the human organism is organized, and then introduces the body's 11 body systems.  Major anatomical terminology is presented in this unit including body regions, body planes, anatomical directions, and body cavities.  Major survival needs are discussed along with how these needs are continually balanced within the body as the human organism uses negative and positive feedback mechanisms to maintain homeostasis.  

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Define anatomy and physiology and explain the principle of complementarity
Name the different levels of structural organization and explain their relationships
List the 11 organ systems, identify major components and functions
List the functional characteristics necessary for life and survival needs of the body and demonstrate how homeostasis is maintained by positive and negative feedback
Describe anatomical position and use correct anatomical terms to describe body directions Use correct anatomical terms to describe body regions, planes, sections and cavities
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